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to have the american president to the u.n., we do not agree with you. and i will give you two examples. we are all -- and i'm going to deal with the issue of iran. it will be the first question. before iran, let's speak iraq. in the early '80s, the prime minister decided to attack the nuclear reactor in iraq. it wasn't popular here in the u.s., but we did it. and we we were condemned by the u.s., by the state department, we were condemned by the u.n., but years later people exearkted that the -- appreciated that the, grave decision that prime minister begin took in 198 is 1 was for the benefit of the american people. because when you, the american army, invaded iraq, you were able do into the region without taking the risk that iran was nuclear. i'm sure there are some young jewish people in the audience, and for us, i don't mean -- yom kippur is the holiest day of the year. 1973 during the yom kippur, that's something i found out even though i thought i knew everything before i wrote the book, but while doing the research, i learned myself a lot, and i found out that in 1973 when the egyp
. we almost lost the war. we have to take the decision but with the u.n. for sure maybe being sponsored there be a committee to look at the decision but on the today secretary clinton says this is a mistake. if you do with the enemy in the middle east you don't play in the middle east, jerusalem or be an up. if you went to convince someone but in my book we have to take action but i think what has happened to in the last month as a decision our friend in canada took to close the embassy in tehran. embassy in tehran. we should have done that years ago. in two weeks time we are traveling again to the u.s. but then go back to ram with the race for the nuclear bomb. if iran becomes nuclear we are on the front lines. listen to what the people are saying. very clearly. we will wipe out israel. when the united states of america then we go after this sunday people, the christians to send you a message. you have to wake up many people think not in my backyard. if it is it is really is a year backyard. what is the connection between hezbollah and iran and venezuela? why do they work together and
be pessimistic about the future of the european union. you could say to the u.n. security counsel has back in to a or really a sis, you could look at the international trading environment and wonder about that. to me, and this is the answer to your question. i think john and i would agree, a world in which the united states is still strong but the institutions eroding is not a world i want to live in. and therefore the united states does have an interest in trying the best to shore up the institutions. >> sublg subtly agree. >> bob is coming i way. >> way to ruin it, john. >> here's a couple of quick point. number one, my thesis is not institutions are infeint. they infused with power. they are used to power. it they are used to signal limit on power. mower is divorced from institutions. and in that regard, i argue that the u.s. has been brilliant on the world stage for half a century or longer. it has tide the power to the institutions that both allowed it to make the power more occur able and expansive but also making it more delimited and less discriminated in the arbitrary use of power
to the u.n. general assembly was cut short by the tragic assassination of the professor then chairman of the high peace council. his life was taken by a terrorist who posed as a emmerson recommitting and by doing so was a serious blow. however, fortunately, the late professor stepped up to take the share of the highest council is part of the afghan delegation and present in the assembly today. i have repeated often times an hour hand of peace and reconciliation extended not only to the taliban, but also all other armed opposition groups that wish to return to the dignified, peaceful and independent lives in their own homeland. what we ask of them in return is simple. violence cutting ties with terrorist networks reserving the valuable gains of the past decade and respecting the constitution of afghanistan to help facilitate the peace process, i ask the united nations security council to extend its full support to our efforts. in particular, i urge the taliban sanctions security to take more active measures towards the listing of the taliban leaders to facilitate the direct negotiation
and the e.u. and the u.n. and the gulf initiative and to implement it and yemen co-signed it in november 2011 in saudi arabia, and it provided a political solution that helped in a peaceful transition away from bloodshed and distraction. implementing the gulf initiative and now yemen has executed the first step from this initiative and we have a national coalition government and the peaceful transition to power and elected new president and this is a novelty or a new thing in yemen and through the elections, yemen is expressed their will in providing or in niending -- finding a solution or avoiding the civil war, and, therefore, yes, yemen voted yes for a peaceful state. civil state, mod enstate, that is based on rule of law and respect of the rights of which allow us to get into the second phase and to implement what's left of the political solution and get the yemen out of the bottleneck and to make it less safely, and we have law -- draft law of the transition that will assist in solving all the bloodshed and all the conflicts, and we still in need of the political and economic assist
eastern on booktv on c-span2. >> world leaders from 193 countries added for the u.n. general assembly in new york city. many of them focusing on the situation in syria. syria's foreign minister responded to some of the criticism directed at his country and said international calls for president assad to step down our blatant interference in syria and domestic affairs. his remarks are about 20 minutes. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: mr. vuk jeremic, president of the 67 session of the general assembly, i would like to congratulate you and your friendly country, the republic of serbia, on your election as president of the general assembly at its current session, and to wish you success in conducting our work in a manner that brings back to the president of the general assembly it's important and mutual -- neutral role in fulfilling his duties away from any political, national or international agendas that violate the rules of international law and contradict efforts to achieve security and stability in the world. we also wish success to the secretary-general of the united nat
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